Our Picks For the Coziest Comfort Food
These dishes will comfort you to your core
We’ve rounded up all our favorite meaty, cheesy, gooey, fried dishes – all made with love – from your favorite Lettuce Entertain You restaurants. Read on to find out all of our favorite comfort foods that are sure to satisfy any craving.
Bub City’s Fried Pickles
Bub City’s entire menu is comfort food but one of our top picks? The classic Fried Pickles served with housemade creamy ranch for dippin’. Pro tip: Add these onto one of Bub City’s BBQ packages to-go and be sure to take a nap immediately after consumption.
Looking to try making fried pickles at home? Check out Bub City’s recipe for fried pickles.
Pizzeria Portofino’s Parmesan Fries
What is it about fried potatoes? We don’t ask, we just eat. Pizzeria Portofino’s crispy fries are topped with parmesan cheese and come with a side of garlic aioli. Pair it with one of the signature pizzas and you’ve got instant happiness.
For more fries, here are our spots to eat the best fries.
Mon Ami Gabi’s French Onion Soup
Make it a home, view Mon Ami Gabi’s French Onion Soup recipe.
A Piping Hot Bowl from Ramen from Ramen-san
Ema’s Delicata Squash Farro
Pad Thai from Big Bowl
Fried Chicken from Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
We’d venture as far to say that Joe’s Fried Chicken might be the juiciest we’ve ever tasted. Lovingly coated in seasoned flour and cracker meal blend, it could also make a run for one the crispiest. Pair it with a bottle of champagne for your next special stay-at-home occasion.
The Lamb Ragu Hummus from Aba
Let’s talk nachos. For this comfort category, we just couldn’t decide so here are two you’ve got to try. Order up RJ Grunts’ Buffalo Chicken Nachos or go for the classics with Hub 51’s Famous Pulled Chicken Nachos.
The Ricotta Cavatelli from Osteria Via Stato
It’s true, we could eat pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner! There’s so many delicious handmade pastas to choose from at our restaurants like the Mama Depandi’s Bucatini at RPM Italian (Chicago & D.C.), the Gnocchi Bolognese at Antico Posto, the Spicy Shrimp Scampi at il Porcellino, the Spicy Penna Alla Vodka at Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar, or the Rigatoni with Sasuage and Broccoli from Saranello’s to name a few. But you can’t go wrong with Osteria’s Ricotta Cavatelli with wild mushrooms, ricotta cheese, and parmesan broth, it’s perfectly suited for those chilly winter nights.
il Porcellino’s Burrata Lasagna
Speaking of pasta, how do you feel about layers of lasagna noodles and burrata cheese smothered in Bolognese sauce? If you’re nodding your head feverishly, you’re in the right place. Adding on the Garlic Bread to your order is always a good idea, so go ahead!
Lobster Mac & Cheese from Shaw’s Crab House
It’s your childhood favorite, but with delicious, fresh lobster! Shaw’s Lobster Mac & Cheese makes for a delicious side dish or make a meal out of it. For more elevated options of this comfort food classic, try RPM Seafood’s King Crab Mac & Cheese! Looking for a classic, downright cheesy version? Might we suggest Bub City’s Mac N’ Cheesy!
Any Burger from M Burger (but make it Roman-Style)
Burgers count as a food group right? Whether you like your burger classic, vegetarian and topped with black truffle, we’ve got a burger that’s perfect for you. Check out M Burger and be sure to ask for your burger Roman-Style, which means you get a grilled cheese for each bun on any sandwich.
Detroit-style Pizza from B Square Pizza
Tavern-style? Thin Crust? Artisan? Deep Dish? Cauliflower? No matter what pizza team you’re on, we’ve got options from Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Osteria Via Stato, Pizzeria Portofino, and more. Check out our pizza guide here.
And for dessert, the Triple Layer Chocolate Cake from Wildfire